People in Australia who were born in Mauritius

2016 Census Country of birth QuickStats
Area code 0 by 9214
People 24,328
Male 11,878
Female 12,450
Australian citizen 75.8%
Not an Australian citizen 22.5%
Families 12,107
Couples with children 5,942
Couples without children 4,760
One parent families 1,181
Other families 222
All private dwellings 15,375
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,950
Median weekly rent paid $355

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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

People Born in Mauritius % Born in Mauritius All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Male 11,878 48.8 2,997,173 48.6 7,735,362 49.5 11,546,638 49.3
Female 12,450 51.2 3,166,493 51.4 7,880,175 50.5 11,855,248 50.7

In the 2016 Census, there were 24,328 people in Australia who were born in Mauritius. Of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female.

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Age
People
Born in Mauritius % Born in Mauritius All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
0-14 years 794 3.3 366,872 6.0 3,777,875 24.2 4,364,607 18.7
15-24 years 1,699 7.0 612,643 9.9 2,197,847 14.1 2,988,390 12.8
25-34 years 4,258 17.5 1,130,884 18.3 1,994,601 12.8 3,368,449 14.4
35-44 years 3,980 16.4 1,021,528 16.6 1,911,355 12.2 3,144,935 13.4
45-54 years 3,959 16.3 961,980 15.6 1,920,340 12.3 3,105,007 13.3
55-64 years 4,438 18.2 840,595 13.6 1,704,198 10.9 2,753,734 11.8
65 years and over 5,206 21.4 1,229,161 19.9 2,109,310 13.5 3,676,765 15.7
Median age 49 -- 44 -- 34 -- 38 --

Of the population born in Mauritius who usually live in Australia, 3.3% were aged 0 - 14 years and 21.4% were aged 65 years and over. The median age of people in Australia who were born in Mauritius was 49 years.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Born in Mauritius % Born in Mauritius All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Married 14,173 60.2 3,362,174 58.0 5,158,710 43.6 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 879 3.7 178,867 3.1 376,863 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 2,252 9.6 464,766 8.0 1,021,844 8.6 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 1,295 5.5 326,987 5.6 560,940 4.7 985,204 5.2
Never married 4,933 21.0 1,463,996 25.3 4,719,302 39.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Australia aged 15 years and over who were born in Mauritius, 60.2% were married, 3.7% were separated, and 9.6% were divorced.

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Education Born in Mauritius % Born in Mauritius All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Pre-school 27 0.1 21,982 0.4 323,754 2.1 347,621 1.5
Primary 425 1.7 197,196 3.2 1,717,830 11.0 1,926,880 8.2
Secondary 726 3.0 224,770 3.6 1,211,676 7.8 1,446,506 6.2
University or tertiary institution 1,406 5.8 440,789 7.2 713,008 4.6 1,160,630 5.0
Technical or further education 669 2.8 152,909 2.5 267,689 1.7 424,870 1.8
Other 309 1.3 97,890 1.6 98,429 0.6 198,383 0.8
Institution attended, type not stated 497 2.0 117,292 1.9 329,449 2.1 1,707,023 7.3
Not attending an educational institution 20,261 83.3 4,910,840 79.7 10,953,685 70.1 16,189,980 69.2

Of the population born in Mauritius who usually live in Australia, 16.7% were attending an educational institution. There were 1.7% in primary school, 3.0% in secondary school and 8.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Born in Mauritius % Born in Mauritius All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Bachelor Degree level and above 5,310 22.6 1,830,410 31.6 2,320,141 19.6 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 4,001 17.0 587,176 10.1 1,079,954 9.1 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 751 3.2 120,064 2.1 425,836 3.6 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 2,155 9.2 565,803 9.8 1,831,323 15.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 4,015 17.1 1,051,623 18.1 1,902,337 16.1 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 1,382 5.9 200,856 3.5 724,761 6.1 941,531 4.9
Year 10 2,127 9.0 418,929 7.2 1,588,715 13.4 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 24 0.1 3,313 0.1 9,848 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 4 0.0 863 0.0 1,266 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 1,554 6.6 458,176 7.9 1,027,299 8.7 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 108 0.5 114,870 2.0 26,748 0.2 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,316 5.6 264,618 4.6 570,419 4.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of the population born in Mauritius who usually live in Australia, 17.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 12.4% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 17.0% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Year of arrival Born in Mauritius % Born in Mauritius All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Before 1941 4 0.0 9,289 0.2 -- -- -- --
1941 - 1950 23 0.1 84,378 1.4 -- -- -- --
1951 - 1960 97 0.4 321,721 5.2 -- -- -- --
1961 - 1970 4,683 19.3 590,106 9.6 -- -- -- --
1971 - 1980 2,681 11.0 541,319 8.8 -- -- -- --
1981 - 1990 5,120 21.0 768,312 12.5 -- -- -- --
1991 - 2000 1,462 6.0 766,940 12.4 -- -- -- --
2001 - 2005 1,782 7.3 559,084 9.1 -- -- -- --
2006 - 2010 5,305 21.8 985,332 16.0 -- -- -- --
2011 - 2016 2,642 10.9 1,324,426 21.5 -- -- -- --
Born in Australia -- -- -- -- 15,615,531 -- -- --

In Australia of people who were born in Mauritius, 10.9% arrived in Australia from 2011 - 2016 and 21.8% from 2006 - 2010.

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Citizenship Born in Mauritius % Born in Mauritius All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Australian citizen 18,438 75.8 3,652,290 59.3 15,304,785 98.0 19,278,834 82.4
Not an Australian citizen 5,480 22.5 2,402,591 39.0 86,884 0.6 2,507,458 10.7

In Australia of people who were born in Mauritius, 75.8% were Australian citizens.

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Birthplace of spouse or partner Born in Mauritius % Born in Mauritius All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Spouse or partner born overseas 11,397 75.9 2,533,692 72.3 874,386 14.5 3,432,017 35.9
Spouse or partner born in Australia 3,297 22.0 874,386 25.0 4,975,104 82.7 5,872,893 61.4

In Australia of people who were born in Mauritius and had a spouse or partner, 75.9% had a spouse or partner who was born overseas and 22.0% had a spouse or partner born in Australia.

Note: Total does not include those spouses or partners who did not state their country of birth.

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Religious affiliation, top responses
Results may include 'nfd' for 'not further defined'
Born in Mauritius % Born in Mauritius All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Catholic 15,429 63.4 1,306,565 21.2 3,895,007 24.9 5,291,834 22.6
Hinduism 2,796 11.5 356,958 5.8 80,193 0.5 440,300 1.9
No Religion, so described 1,773 7.3 1,647,084 26.7 5,197,438 33.3 6,933,708 29.6
Christian, nfd 743 3.1 211,734 3.4 391,430 2.5 612,371 2.6
Islam 602 2.5 372,165 6.0 219,936 1.4 604,240 2.6

In Australia of people who were born in Mauritius, the most common responses to the religion question were Catholic 63.4%, Hinduism 11.5%, No Religion, so described 7.3%, Christian, nfd 3.1% and Islam 2.5%.

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English language proficiency Born in Mauritius % Born in Mauritius All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Speaks English only 5,986 24.6 2,581,282 41.9 14,190,672 90.9 17,020,421 72.7
Speaks other language and speaks English:  null  null  null  null  null  null
Very well or well 17,608 72.4 2,885,219 46.8 1,122,966 7.2 4,068,598 17.4
Not well or not at all 549 2.3 648,470 10.5 157,704 1.0 819,925 3.5

In Australia of people who were born in Mauritius, 24.6% spoke English only at home. A further 72.4% spoke another language but also spoke English very well or well.

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Employment

Employment
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Born in Mauritius % Born in Mauritius All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Worked full-time 9,171 60.1 2,052,828 58.4 4,491,739 57.5 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 4,334 28.4 1,025,198 29.2 2,421,402 31.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 729 4.8 158,027 4.5 397,088 5.1 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 1,034 6.8 277,586 7.9 498,013 6.4 787,452 6.9
Not in the labour force 7,971 33.9 2,221,922 38.3 3,913,066 33.1 6,297,600 33.1

In Australia of people who were born in Mauritius and who were in the labour force, 60.1% worked full-time, 28.4% worked part-time and 6.8% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Born in Mauritius % Born in Mauritius All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
1-15 hours per week 1,219 8.6 313,561 9.7 890,779 12.2 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 1,568 11.0 358,890 11.1 706,291 9.7 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 1,550 10.9 352,748 10.9 824,331 11.3 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 3,786 26.6 705,848 21.8 1,300,092 17.8 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 5,382 37.8 1,346,985 41.6 3,191,643 43.7 4,591,801 43.0

In Australia of people who were born in Mauritius and who were employed, 37.8% worked 40 hours or more per week and 26.6% worked 35-39 hours per week.

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Occupation, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Born in Mauritius % Born in Mauritius All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Professionals 3,026 21.3 815,695 25.2 1,536,662 21.0 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 2,564 18.0 393,619 12.2 1,040,953 14.2 1,449,681 13.6
Technicians and Trades Workers 1,807 12.7 405,055 12.5 1,021,688 14.0 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 1,779 12.5 351,854 10.9 789,597 10.8 1,157,003 10.8
Labourers 1,675 11.8 354,542 11.0 638,102 8.7 1,011,520 9.5

In Australia of people who were born in Mauritius, the most common responses for occupation were Professionals 21.3%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 18.0%, Technicians and Trades Workers 12.7%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.5% and Labourers 11.8%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Born in Mauritius % Born in Mauritius All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 626 4.4 141,550 4.4 265,609 3.6 411,808 3.9
Aged Care Residential Services 545 3.9 90,571 2.8 117,174 1.6 211,621 2.0
Building and Other Industrial Cleaning Services 536 3.8 64,744 2.0 64,388 0.9 131,908 1.2
Cafes and Restaurants 429 3.0 121,097 3.7 130,007 1.8 253,385 2.4
Banking 340 2.4 56,849 1.8 86,366 1.2 144,232 1.3

In Australia of people who were born in Mauritius, the most common responses for industry of employment were Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.4%, Aged Care Residential Services 3.9%, Building and Other Industrial Cleaning Services 3.8%, Cafes and Restaurants 3.0% and Banking 2.4%.

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Median weekly income
People aged 15 years and over
Born in Mauritius % Born in Mauritius All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Personal 707 -- 615 -- 688 -- 662 --
Family 1,850 -- 1,725 -- 1,834 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,684 -- 1,562 -- 1,539 -- 1,438 --

In Australia of people who were born in Mauritius, the personal weekly median income was $707. Family median weekly income was $1,850 and Household median weekly income was $1,684.

Median personal weekly income for persons aged 15 years and over born in the selected country. Excludes those who did not state an income.

Family for the selected country of birth is determined by the reference person and/or their spouse/partner's response to country of birth. Median family income excludes families where at least one family member aged 15 years and over did not state an income.

Household for the selected country of birth is determined by the response of any household member (enumerated in the dwelling) to country of birth. Median household income excludes households where at least one member aged 15 years and over did not state an income.

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Travel to work
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Born in Mauritius % Born in Mauritius All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Car 9,268 65.1 1,986,872 61.4 5,009,484 68.5 7,090,101 66.4
Bus or train 1,996 14.0 453,292 14.0 454,116 6.2 915,328 8.6
Other 1,407 9.9 381,664 11.8 672,865 9.2 1,066,965 10.0

In Australia 65.1% of employed people who were born in Mauritius travelled to work on census day by car, while 14.0% travelled by bus or train.

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Born in Mauritius % Born in Mauritius All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 15,722 66.8 3,964,948 68.4 9,000,198 76.0 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 6,294 26.7 1,677,392 28.9 3,507,061 29.6 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,467 10.5 613,990 10.6 1,489,817 12.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,186 13.5 941,091 16.2 2,634,097 22.3 3,620,726 19.0

In Australia 66.8% of people who were born in Mauritius did unpaid domestic work in the week before the census, and 26.7% cared for a child or children in the two weeks before the census.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Born in Mauritius % Born in Mauritius All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Less than 5 hours per week 5,047 21.4 1,234,900 21.3 3,013,177 25.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 6,211 26.4 1,509,217 26.0 3,371,602 28.5 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 2,503 10.6 678,501 11.7 1,479,061 12.5 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,964 8.3 542,335 9.4 1,136,359 9.6 1,710,970 9.0

In Australia of people who were born in Mauritius and who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the census, 26.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

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Family composition Born in Mauritius % Born in Mauritius All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Couple family without children 4,760 39.3 1,012,440 39.3 1,240,422 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 5,942 49.1 1,248,241 48.4 1,434,939 42.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 1,181 9.8 282,463 11.0 648,590 19.1 959,543 15.8
Other family 222 1.8 34,059 1.3 65,896 1.9 102,559 1.7
Families with a child under 5 1,853 15.3 446,733 17.3 591,182 17.4 1,037,904 17.1
Families with a child aged 0-15 years 4,054 33.5 977,697 37.9 1,379,763 40.7 2,357,465 38.8

These statistics are for families in Australia. They are for families where the reference person and/or their spouse or partner was born in Mauritius. Of these families, 49.1% were couple families with children, 39.3% were couple families without children and 9.8% were one parent families.

Note: Totals for families with a child under 5 and for families with a child aged 0-15 years does not include those families where the reference person and/or their spouse/partner did not state their country of birth.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Born in Mauritius % Born in Mauritius All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Both employed, worked full-time 2,697 25.2 475,278 21.0 600,260 22.4 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 545 5.1 97,948 4.3 103,266 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,148 20.1 424,478 18.8 652,771 24.4 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 1,657 15.5 390,307 17.3 352,203 13.2 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 645 6.0 156,274 6.9 141,852 5.3 302,037 6.0
Both not working 2,005 18.7 492,423 21.8 488,403 18.3 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 588 5.5 107,664 4.8 152,346 5.7 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 423 4.0 116,299 5.1 184,264 6.9 311,381 6.2

These statistics are for families in Australia. They are for families where the reference person and/or their spouse or partner was born in Mauritius. Of these families, 25.2% of families had both parents working full-time, 20.1% of families had one parent working full-time and one parent working part-time, and 18.7% of families stated that both parents were not working.

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Dwellings

dwelling structure | mortgage & rent | household composition

Dwelling structure

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Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Born in Mauritius % Born in Mauritius All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Separate house 10,631 69.1 2,212,954 67.1 5,074,866 76.9 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,448 15.9 466,800 14.1 779,497 11.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 2,190 14.2 585,471 17.7 668,862 10.1 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 62 0.4 20,721 0.6 48,617 0.7 64,425 0.8

These statistics are for occupied private dwellings in Australia. For the dwellings that were occupied on census night by a person or persons who were born in Mauritius, 69.1% were a separate house, 14.2% were a flat or apartment, and 15.9% were a semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Born in Mauritius % Born in Mauritius All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
None (includes bedsitters) 54 0.4 17,187 0.5 23,956 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 757 4.9 176,922 5.4 254,884 3.9 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 2,678 17.4 658,470 20.0 1,119,772 17.0 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 6,046 39.3 1,264,755 38.3 2,787,246 42.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 5,479 35.7 1,110,865 33.7 2,287,725 34.7 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 351 2.3 71,635 2.2 126,102 1.9 198,351 2.4

These statistics are for occupied private dwellings in Australia. For the dwellings that were occupied on census night by a person or persons who were born in Mauritius, 17.4% had two bedrooms, 39.3% had three bedrooms and 35.7% had four or more bedrooms.

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Mortgage & rent

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings
Born in Mauritius % Born in Mauritius All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Owned outright 4,059 26.4 970,425 29.4 2,013,505 30.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 5,937 38.6 1,122,252 34.0 2,474,999 37.5 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 4,850 31.6 1,099,840 33.3 1,907,007 28.9 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 95 0.6 25,380 0.8 59,681 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 422 2.7 81,928 2.5 144,494 2.2 224,869 2.7
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,950 -- 1,950 -- 1,742 -- 1,755 --
Median weekly rent paid 355 -- 370 -- 330 -- 335 --

These statistics are for occupied private dwellings in Australia. For the dwellings that were occupied on census night by a person or persons who were born in Mauritius, 26.4% were owned outright, 38.6% were owned with a mortgage and 31.6% were rented. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,950 and the median weekly rent paid was $355.

Median monthly mortgage repayment relates only to occupied private dwellings that are owned with a mortgage (including those being purchased under a rent/buy scheme). It excludes 'visitor only' and 'other non-classifiable' households and dwellings that did not state a monthly repayment value.

Median weekly rent paid relates to occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation). It excludes 'visitor only' and 'other non-classifiable' households and dwellings that did not state a weekly payment value.

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Household composition

Household composition Born in Mauritius % Born in Mauritius All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
One family households 11,738 76.4 2,465,248 74.7 4,809,352 72.9 5,751,635 69.4
Multiple family households 484 3.2 101,470 3.1 137,593 2.1 155,992 1.9
Single (or lone) person households 2,406 15.7 559,665 17.0 1,403,935 21.3 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 732 4.8 173,452 5.3 248,803 3.8 354,917 4.3

All occupants of a private dwelling complete one census form and are counted as a household. 'Born in Mauritius' includes households in Australia where at least one person was born in Mauritius. Of those households, 76.4% were one family households and 15.7% were lone person households.

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Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.